TYPES OF JUICE EXTRACTORS
Centrifugal juicers are the most common type of juicers you will find in stores. They are often upright and cylindrical in shape. They extract juice from fruits and vegetables by grating them into tiny pieces, and then using a sieve to "spin" the juice out of the pulp at high speeds. It uses a similar mechanism to which a salad spinner extracts water from washed greens.
Pros: Centrifugal juicers are much faster when making juice so they could be more convenient. They usually have larger "mouths" to save time with cutting up fruits, which means less prep work. They are also sometimes easier to clean than other types of juicers. There is a huge variety of centrifugal juicers on the market that can be owned on any budget.
Cons: Centrifugal juicers generally do not perform well when juicing leafy greens. If you are serious about making green juices, look into masticating or triturating juicers. Centrifugal juicers are not as efficient at extracting juice from pulp (resulting in wetter pulp) and may produce foam in the juice and speed up oxidation.
Masticating (Single Auger) Juicers:
Masticating (aka "single gear") juicers use a screw-type auger to grind, crush and "chew" fruits, vegetables and leafy greens. It distributes the juice and extracts the pulp into separate containers.
Pros: Masticating juicers do a much better job at juicing leafy greens and vegetables than centrifugal juicers, and they produce drier pulp—which means they extract more nutrients. These types of juicers usually last longer and come with longer warranties than centrifugal juicers. Masticating juicers can also be used to make nut butters, sauces, baby food and frozen fruit sorbets.
Cons: Masticating juicers have smaller "mouths" so there is more cutting and chopping of fruits and vegetables to do when juicing. It takes longer to make juices with these machines than it does with a centrifugal juicer. Masticating juicers have more parts and take longer to clean up after juicing. They cost more money than centrifugal juicers, although high-end centrifugal juicers may cost the same as a mid-range masticating juicer.
Triturating (Twin Gear) Juicers:
Triturating (or twin gear) juicers are high-end juicers and are considered the best on the market. They work similarly to masticating juicers, but the motor runs slower, which preserves maximum nutrients and promotes efficient juicing. They also have two, interlocking "screws" that grind, crush and "chew" produce in order to extract juice.
Pros: Triturating juicers are the best you can get. They are the most efficient juicers and extract maximum amount of juice with nutrients, resulting in the driest pulp possible (fewer wasted nutrients). Like masticating juicers, triturating (twin gear) juicers can be used to make nut butters, sauces, baby food and frozen fruit sorbets.
Cons: Triturating juicers are relatively high-end machines that does come with a high price tag.
Although Angel Juicer comes with a high price tag, it could be more cost efficient in the long run with its highest yield rate than other juicers in the market.
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If you want to juice wheatgrass for the majority, you may need to get a dedicated wheatgrass juicer. Centrifugal juicers are not appropriate for extracting the juice from grasses, and masticating juicers may not the best option either. Wheatgrass juicers are specifically designed to do this job.
Versatility of Angel Juicer can help you juice wheatgrass as well as other vegetables and fruits.
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(Note that you may need an extra Wheatgrass Housing Filter for juicing wheatgrass with Angel)
Citrus juicers are specialized to extract juice from citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and limes. It is clear that they are not created for making green juices. Citrus fruits can be juiced in centrifugal, masticating and triturating juicers so it is not necessary to get a separate citrus juice extractor if you are getting one of these other units.
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